Sermon outline: This is an abbreviated outline with the complete sermon downloadable at the bottom of the post.
Text: Genesis 2:16–17
Title: A Weightless Word
Introduction: In our last sermon we covered, for the most part, how to honor. We said that honor means “to give weight, to ascribe value, and to understand consequence.”
Today, we want to look, primarily, not just at how to honor, but what to honor.
Both Adam and Eve gave more weight to their own conclusions than they did to the very clear instruction of God. They honored themselves above the honor of God.
What happens when God’s Word has no weight in our lives?
How do we view a “weightless word”?
1. We View It as Negotiable
2. We View It as Inconsequential
3. We View God as Withholding Something Good from Us
4. We View It as One of Two Paths and Reason That Our Path May Ultimately Be Better Than God’s
5. We Reap the Consequences of Placing Greater Weight on Our Own Reasoning Than We Do the Word of God
How do we view a “weighty word”?
7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.
9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.